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-wise in (such) a way, direction, position, or manner. [2 definitions]
wise1 having an understanding of that which is right, true or important together with having sound judgment. [5 definitions]
wise2 fashion or manner of proceeding or doing; way.
wiseacre one who is conceited or arrogantly self-assured. [2 definitions]
wiseass (slang; often offensive) insolent; impudent. [2 definitions]
wisecrack (informal) a clever or funny, and usu. sarcastic, remark or reply. [2 definitions]
wise up (slang) to make or become aware.
wish to long for; desire; want. [9 definitions]
wishbone a forked bone found in front of the breastbone of most birds, formed by the fusion of the clavicles, and sometimes used, when taken from a cooked fowl, to make wishes over.
wishful having or demonstrating a wish or desire.
wishful thinking the interpretation of facts, actions, words, and the like in accordance with the meanings a person would like them to have rather than in terms of what they really are.
wishy-washy indefinite, undecided, or feeble, as a person or utterance. [2 definitions]
wisp a thin bundle, bunch, tuft, streak, or the like, as of straw, hair, or smoke. [4 definitions]
wispy being or resembling a wisp.
wisteria any of several related woody vines characterized by drooping clusters of flowers that resemble bunches of grapes, usu. in purple or white.
wistful displaying or characterized by yearning or wishful sadness.
wit1 (often pl.) the innate ability to perceive, think, or know; mental faculties; intelligence. [5 definitions]
wit2 see "to wit."
witch a woman who practices or is believed to practice occult magic; sorceress. (Cf. warlock.) [4 definitions]
witchcraft magical power or practices; sorcery. [2 definitions]
witch doctor in some primitive societies, a person who is believed to be able to use magic or supernatural powers to cure illnesses, fend off evil, and the like; shaman; medicine man.